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Police officer kills 52 year old unarmed black man

Squidward T

WARNING: Article has disturbing video 

A 52 year old black man was both tasted and shot by a police officer after a mental health check. The man was unarmed and did not pose any real danger or threat to the police officer. In the video? You can clearly see he is wearing a blue and red lives matter face mask 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/01/23/us/patrick-warren-killeen-officer-shot-kill-video/index.html

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xoxo Craig

Get this officer in jail

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FATCAT

"Warren initially falls down but then stands back up and continues to push toward the officer. Contreras uses the taser again, but Warren keeps advancing and Contreras deploys his firearm."

That seems like a pretty important detail, he was tased twice and still came at the officer.. 

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PartySick

Why would they opt to send an officer that isn't equipped to deal with an irrational and mentally unwell individual? Especially when they just had a mental health deputy out the day before who was able to escort him to the hospital.

The police wear too many hats. They should NEVER send a cop out on a call about a mental health check or anything mental health related without a professional taking point on the call.

And now this man has lost his life due to this officer's utter lack of training. Fix the damn system.

Life is short but also terribly, terribly long~
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Squidward T
3 minutes ago, FATCAT said:

"Warren initially falls down but then stands back up and continues to push toward the officer. Contreras uses the taser again, but Warren keeps advancing and Contreras deploys his firearm."

That seems like a pretty important detail, he was tased twice and still came at the officer.. 

Lol he was unarmed. An officer should be trained to desecrate situations like this. 

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PartySick
2 minutes ago, FATCAT said:

"Warren initially falls down but then stands back up and continues to push toward the officer. Contreras uses the taser again, but Warren keeps advancing and Contreras deploys his firearm."

That seems like a pretty important detail, he was tased twice and still came at the officer.. 

I imagine things could have been deescalated had they sent someone who knows how to deal with mentally unwell, possibly violent, people.

Life is short but also terribly, terribly long~
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1 minute ago, PartySick said:

Why would they opt to send an officer that isn't equipped to deal with an irrational and mentally unwell individual? Especially when they just had a mental health deputy out the day before who was able to escort him to the hospital.

The police wear too many hats. They should NEVER send a cop out on a call about a mental health check or anything mental health related without a professional taking point on the call.

And now this man has lost his life due to this officers utter lack of training. Fix the damn system.

this

this is what we mean when we say we need to defund the police

no we don't want all out anarchy, we just don't want people using guns and brute force to fix everything

hard to even fathom which parts you should believe
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8 minutes ago, PartySick said:

Why would they opt to send an officer that isn't equipped to deal with an irrational and mentally unwell individual? Especially when they just had a mental health deputy out the day before who was able to escort him to the hospital.

The police wear too many hats. They should NEVER send a cop out on a call about a mental health check or anything mental health related without a professional taking point on the call.

And now this man has lost his life due to this officer's utter lack of training. Fix the damn system.

It seems to be the standard unfortunately, I've heard multiple times where welfare checks in America end up with the police shooting the person they are checking up on. Even remember a guy who was suicidal and the cop beat him up, someone already at their lowest point in life yet they just make it worse for them.

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Just now, Defmix100 said:

It seems to be the standard unfortunately, I've heard multiple times where welfare checks in America end up with the police shooting the person they are checking up on. Even remember a guy who was suicidal and the cop beat him up, someone already at their lowest point in life yet they just make it worse for them.

It's so messed up.

From the ground up too. Sometimes I feel bad blaming the cops (excluding the bigoted pricks, obviously) or dispatchers because they're not equipped by their employers to handle certain situations.

Imho, I don't think this cop wanted to shoot him but that's all he's been trained to do. Of course he needs to be held accountable but I wouldn't put the blame solely on him either.

The dispatcher or whoever decided to send this cop instead of a mental health expert like the day before needs to be held accountable. But then even they may not be properly trained to call the right person for the right job.

I have several dispatchers and law enforcement officers at different levels in my family and it seems that they're expected to "wing it" a lot. It's horrifying because it leads to incidents like this one. And it's not even rare :smh:

Life is short but also terribly, terribly long~
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MANiCURE 6

Wtf is wrong with those "policemen" ??? :saladga: They need to get fired and go to jail asap

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25 minutes ago, Squidward T said:

Lol he was unarmed. An officer should be trained to desecrate situations like this. 

I'm not saying that it was justified, just that the officer isn't to blame, it's ultimately whomever sent him there. He wasn't trained or ready to handle a psych call, and dispatchers shouldn't have sent him

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27 minutes ago, PartySick said:

I imagine things could have been deescalated had they sent someone who knows how to deal with mentally unwell, possibly violent, people.

Yep, exactly. They need to investigate why he was sent there to begin with!

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Serial Chiller

Yea let’s shoot all mentally unstable individuals. Who needs social service workers and de-escalators? :rip:

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11 minutes ago, FATCAT said:

I'm not saying that it was justified, just that the officer isn't to blame, it's ultimately whomever sent him there. He wasn't trained or ready to handle a psych call, and dispatchers shouldn't have sent him

Huh? The dispatcher didn’t put his finger on the trigger and pull it for him. It seems completely irrational and detached from reality to completely absolve the officer of wrong doing considering he’s a literal murderer now...

47 minutes ago, FATCAT said:

"Warren initially falls down but then stands back up and continues to push toward the officer. Contreras uses the taser again, but Warren keeps advancing and Contreras deploys his firearm."

That seems like a pretty important detail, he was tased twice and still came at the officer.. 

Seems pretty sus for a mod to jump into a thread about yet another unarmed black man killed at the hands of police to make controversial statements...

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March34th

law enforcement should not be sent to deal with mental health wellness checks.

i can attest to how terrible the police handle this, when i was 14 my friends mom called the police on me because he told her i had depression and she had a freakout and convinced herself that meant i was in imminent danger of suicide, and the police harassed me for an hour and forced their way into my house, forcing my parents to come home early from work and basically bullying me about my mental health and making me feel like a criminal. it's so disgusting how things like this happen because society views being mentally ill as something that is unsavory or wrong

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